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Finland Honors Gay Icon With Leather Daddy Postage Stamp  
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4/16/14 Posted 4/16/14

via Itella Posti I need a Finnish pen pal. This fall Finland's postal service, Itella Posti, is releasing a new series of stamps paying homage to legendary homoerotic illustrator Touko Laaksonen aka Tom of Finland. Laaksonen's iconic hyper-masculine drawings helped give rise to fetish art and made an incredible impact on gay culture. During a career spanning from the '50s to the '70s, Laaksonen produced over 3,500 illustrations challenging sexual norms and popular tropes while giving leather... [more]

20140305145226-invitation_front KNN TV of Busan visits the exhibition  
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Gaby Berglund Cardenas at Soohoh Rom Busan, South Korea > Worldwide Busan
March 17th - March 29th
Posted 3/29/14

It starts at minute 33:50. Here's the link: http://v.knn.co.kr/watch.php?v=HSZBVPSA [more]

20140313154726-bulltablepainting An Exercise in Looking Closely  
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Louise Hopkins at Mummery + Schnelle > London
March 19th - May 3rd
Posted 3/26/14

In this exhibition, Louise Hopkins continues her exploration of everyday surfaces, including maps, magazine pages, and photographs. In each case, Hopkins manages to find a way to deal with each surface/object such that it becomes converted into a painting. Her works on maps are a case in point. For one work, she has painted over all the countries on the map with blue paint, matching the blue of the sea. On first seeing the work, you encounter a monochromatic painting. Closer inspection reveals t... [more]

20130906172439-martin_danae_web Knox Martin Shines at LGTripp Gallery | Philadelphia - review by Cary Knox  
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Knox Martin at LGTripp Gallery > Worldwide Philadelphia
September 13th, 2013 - October 26th, 2013
Posted 4/10/14

Knox Martin Shines at LGTripp Gallery | Philadelphia In a theater in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, we gathered shoulder-to-shoulder and to standing-room only capacity, to hear Knox Martin talk art. A true privilege to listen to the master artist, Knox enlightened us about the significance of 17th-century Dutch painters and placed their authority firmly in the history of art. He gifted us with the knowledge of Joan Miró, influenced by the Du... [more]


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